- Two years ago, the first Baby Boomer started receiving Social Security benefits.
- Two years from now, she’ll qualify for Medicare.
The aging of the "Baby Boomer" generation is rapidly increasing demand for health care workers, particularly those who specialize in geriatrics. Between now and 2030, more than 33,000 geriatricians will be needed to provide primary care to America’s aging Baby Boomers.
Job opportunities for geriatric pharmacists, nurses, psychiatrists and allied health workers are also expected to grow. If you’re considering a health career, consider focusing further in geriatrics. Learn how the aging of America is creating demand for geriatric health workers.